Troy has currently walked

steps on his hike across America

Troy Yocum and his team are hiking across the country to help grant wishes for Military Families in need through Wish Upon A Hero.

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About the Hike
Iraq War Veteran Troy Yocum is hiking 7,000 miles across America, banging his drum and sounding the call for $5 million to help military families in need. With his wife Mareike and Emmie the SuperDog by his side, they took their first step of his 16-month quest on April 17, 2010. Now they have completed the western leg of the journey, all the way from Kentucky to California and have walked back east to Texas. Funds raised are handled through The Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity that is supporting Troy and his hike across America. Together we will help raise awareness and money for military families. To receive help from our efforts, post your wish up on


Emmie the Superdog

Emmie (for short) is Troy’s companion across the states. Troy took Emmie hiking at Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky, and a few days after he returned from Iraq, he realized that she is in fact an amazing trail dog. She has an abundance of energy and can hike up to 25 miles a day. No training necessary! She enjoys leading the hike out front and looks back when a fork in the trail begins. After a right or left command she is once again in full stride.


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